Median Strip

93 reviews
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Colour
Azure Blue
Red Hot
Size

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Middle-of-the-road luxury for backcountry warriors, tarmac heroes and retro-grouches. Odour resistant Lightwave™ Merino is cool enough to wear on all but the hottest summer days. Walk the line.

 Slim Fit - for a closer fit with less flap. Typically favoured by disciples of the tarmac or gravel, intent on travelling hard and fast. Size up if you need more room.

+Features
  • Lightwave™ hi-performance fabric combines a merino inner layer with a fast-drying polyester outer.
  • Full front zip for maximum venting.
  • Raglan sleeves.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • 'Backpack-friendly' rear zip slider garage.
  • WhaleTail™ covers your back.
  • No-elastic hem.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 220 gm

+Lightwave™ Merino
A bi-component summer-weight fabric combining merino and polyester yarns. Superfine 19.5 micron merino wicks sweat away from your skin while the polyester provides a durable, non-pill outer. Lightweight at just 150 gm/m2 and machine washable.
  • Composition: 46% merino; 54% polyester
+Man vs Wild
Merino is unrivalled for comfort as a body layer. It absorbs more moisture than synthetic fibres, mopping up excess sweat rather than letting it settle on your skin. However high-aerobic activities like cycling will often overload ordinary merino. Lightwave's polyester component repels moisture to reduce total saturation of the fabric - so it dries faster to help keep your cool.

+WhaleTail™
Ground Effect tops are cut with extra length in the back... and in the sleeves too. So when you stretch out in search of the perfect downhill position, neither your shirttail or sleeves will ride-up to expose your back or wrists to the elements.

+More than Kiwi Made
Ground Effect clothing is crafted right here in New Zealand. Has been ever since we started back in 1994. Manufacturing locally works for us. We operate a quick-response system - holding minimal stock of any one item, but churning out a few more quick-smart when the pile gets low. The upshot is that we are seldom caught with our shelves empty, so orders get despatched the same day you place them.

+FAQ
▸ Why are Heatwave and Lightwave Merino so comfortable next-to-skin?
  • Heatwave and Lightwave combine the comfort, warmth and low-odour properties of merino wool with the durability of polyester. Merino wool absorbs more moisture than synthetic fibres like polyester or polypropylene. This makes it very effective in dealing with excess sweat - it is absorbed into the fabric rather than settling (and cooling) on your skin. The polyester component repels moisture which avoids total saturation of the fabric - helping it to dry faster. The strength of the polyester also maintains the shape of the garment and minimises wear 'n' tear and pilling.
  • The Baked Alaska, Popsicle and Hot Toddy are intended to be used as a stand alone cycle top in cool, as opposed to cold, conditions.
  • The Thermos, Ristretto and Submerino are all base layers - best worn directly against your skin.
  • The Median Strip, Berglar and Hoola are riding jerseys, with additional features including three rear pockets and long front zips. For use in both hot and cold climes and versatile enough to wear as an insulation layer in winter.
+Compare

  Median Strip Marco Polo  Stingray Haywire
Pockets Three at rear One at chest Three at rear None
Front Zip Full length Short 3/4 None
Fabric Lightwave™ Merino Lightwave™ Merino HyperActive™ HyperActive™
Fit
Sizes S - XL S - XL S - XL S - XL

+Washing

  • All Ground Effect clothing enjoys a warm 40ºC machine wash. Try to avoid cold-water detergents and those with bleach, 'oxygen whitener' or fabric softener.
    • The cold-water varieties have little enzymes that are super-charged to brave the cold but can damage technical fabrics and cause skin irritation. 
    • Bleach rots natural fibres like merino, strips the dye, attacks laminates of waterproof fabrics and can also cause skin irritation.
    • Sodium Percarbonate (the main ingredient in oxygen whitener) can make colours run.
    • Fabric softener and stuff containing it like wool wash destroys the water repellent finish on waterproof and water resistant fabrics, and can cause colours to run. 
  • As a rule of thumb, a product that is easy on the planet is also easy on your body. Select a mild plant-based soap like EcoverEcostoreEarthwise or Aware.
  • Hand washing is sometimes the only option on tour, but a washing machine rinses more thoroughly and is preferable if you have the choice.
  • Most Ground Effect gear dries super-fast so hanging on the line or drooping over the bedpost is generally the best option. High heat can damage some fabrics so if you do take your threads for a spin, set the device on 'medium' or 'warm' rather than hot. A lap in the dryer is recommended for your rain jacket, after it has dried on the line, as it helps recharge its water repellent finish. 

  • Wash colours separately.

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J
01/02/2021
Jason
Australia Australia
Median Strip - My new favourite jersey.

This is my second Median Strip. This one is a lighter jersey than the original but is much better for the hotter days we have here in Perth. I was out riding in 35 degrees the other day and felt that the Median Strip performed really well. I originally went for a medium-sized jersey but felt it was a little too big, so ordered a small one which fits much better. I am 178cm tall and have a 97cm chest and this is a great “road bike style” fit – but not “Race Day Road bike” tight. Just the fit I was after. The team at Ground Effect responded to comms really quickly and had no dramas accepting the medium-sized one back after I had made up my mind. Cheers Guys. Highly recommend this jersey.

HA
12/01/2021
helen a.
New Zealand New Zealand
Medianstrip

Great fit and comfortable to wear

BS
01/01/2021
Bernard S.
Australia Australia
Median strip

The only issue I have is the side pockets are just a little too narrow. Otherwise very happy! Happy new year, Bernard Silvey.

HG
29/12/2020
Hugh G.
New Zealand New Zealand
Good quality garments.

Lovely garment however sizing seems to be on the small/tight size compared to other garments purchased recently from Ground Effect.

A Ground Effect Customer
JS
18/12/2020
Jennifer S.
New Zealand New Zealand
Loving it

Great quality, comfortable, good fit and not smelly. Winning!